(Including postgame tidbits from the Detroit game last night)
* Buike is out again. That’s three straight. Mid-back strain. Everybody else was playing (save for Biedrins and Ellis, of course). Randolph started in place of Buike.
* Jamal Crawford, as of the Detroit game, still was rockin’ the tie-belt. Sure, he could have bought a belt. But Crawford has a ritual. He stays in his hotel on the road.
Crawford: “Maybe five times in my career I’ve gone somewhere, to a mall or something.”
So, you really don’t leave your hotel?
“For what? What am I going to leave my room for? For food? I can just order room service. I’m a creature of habit.”
So, Mr. Creature of Habit. You can’t send someone to pick you up a belt?
“Naw. Why would I do that? I’ve got my own fashion sense.”
* Nelson said Randolph was all over the place on Friday. With a laugh, he called his performance “Good, bad and ugly.” Randolph was indeed all over the place. But little questioned his effort and energy. He goes all out when he’s on the court.
Ronny Turiaf, who knows something about playing with energy, said he’s always in Randolph’s ear about bringing it ever play. He said Randolph “made me happy tonight.”
Turiaf: “He’s going to make bonehead mistakes. But what matters is that he brings energy and effort, he’s going to do fine.”